Seven Orediggers take home all-conference honors
WHITEFISH — Montana Tech senior golfer Sean Ramsbacker was named the Frontier Conference Men’s Player of the Year, the league announced today.
The Missoula native and defending Frontier Conference champion was also named first-team all-conference for the third time.
“It is awesome to have Sean named the Player of the Year for the Frontier Conference,” Montana Tech head coach Sean Ryan said. “He is an incredible talent and one of the best young men to come through our program. He’s played great all year long and should be ready to compete for the Conference Championship this week.”
Tech senior Isaiah Weldon, a Butte High graduate, joins Ramsbacher on the first team all-conference list, and sophomore Jace Rhodes was named to the second team.
“Having Isaiah repeat as a first team all-conference selection is tremendous, and I can’t say enough about all that he’s done in his career here at Montana Tech,” Ryan said of the former Southwest Montana Junior Golf Tour champion. “I am very proud of Jace being named second team all-conference again.”
The Oredigger women lead the conference placing four golfers on the Frontier Conference All-Conference teams with freshman Franchi Ceartin being named first team all-conference. Junior Emily Kelly, a Butte High grad, and freshmen Sami Benson and Cierra Sundheim were named second team all-conference.
“Leading the conference in all-conference selections and having three freshmen on the team really says something about the bright future of our program,” Ryan said. “Franchi, Emily, Sami, and Cierra all played great this year and are going to continue to make this program better and better every day.”
Weldon and Benson were named the Oredigger Champions of Character for the Frontier Conference.
“I think we’re ready to hit the road and have a great week down on Boise for both squads,” Ryan said. “This is a great group and I can’t wait to see us play at our highest level when it really counts. I have high hopes the Diggers.”
The Oredigger men and women travel to Eagle, Idaho this weekend to compete for the 2022 Frontier Conference Championships at BanBury Golf Club. The Diggers will play three 18-hole rounds starting Monday for a chance to qualify for the NAIA National Golf Championships in late May.